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AMD Gloats About Major ODM Wins With Fusion APU

AMD Gloats About Major ODM Wins With Fusion APU

When you finally ship a product you've been teasing for years, you can brag a little. It's okay. No one will be upset. In fact, we're still pleased that AMD finally came through with Fusion, and if they now need to gloat a bit on how much everyone likes it, well...go ahead! After the Fusion APU found its way into a number of nettops and notebooks earlier this year, and now it seems that leading ODMs are flocking to the company to follow suit.

To date, nearly 24 unique ODM whitebook and high definition PC (HDPC) designs based on the AMD C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) are expected to be available for distribution and purchase in the first half of the year, and that's not too shabby for a brand new and largely unproven chipset. AMD Fusion-based whitebooks are available now for purchase from leading ODMs worldwide, including Clevo, Coby, Compal, ECS, Hasee, MSI and Shuttle. New generations of HDPCs powered by the AMD E-Series and C-Series APU are also expected to be available in the first half of 2011 by ODMs including JEHE, J&W, MSI, PCP, Tul and WeiBu.

We're guessing that these machines will be highly desirable. In our testing, the Zacate APU has proven to be quite the performer, and particularly in cheaper machines, Fusion outguns rivals that use Atom. Good for AMD, and good for consumers. Definitely a win-win, as they say.

Leading ODMs Select AMD Fusion APUs for Whitebook and High Definition PC Systems

– New AMD Fusion-based PCs available now to meet growing demand for high-definition computing, exceptional battery life and sleek, compact form factors –

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 15, 2011 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that leading original design manufacturers (ODMs) are choosing AMD’s 2011 low-power platform for a new generation of PC designs ranging from ultrathin notebooks to all-in-one desktops. Nearly two dozen unique ODM whitebook and high definition PC (HDPC) designs based on the AMD C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) are expected to be available for distribution and purchase in the first half of the year.

“AMD Fusion APUs provide significant advantages in power and design simplicity over competing multi-chip solutions, translating into unique and innovative PC form factors, and ultimately an amazing user experience,” said David Kenyon, corporate vice president, Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD. “We are working closely with our ODM partners to help them build the small-form-factor, long-battery-life PCs that can help them differentiate from the competition and succeed in today’s competitive market.”

AMD Fusion-based whitebooks are available now for purchase from leading ODMs worldwide, including Clevo, Coby, Compal, ECS, Hasee, MSI and Shuttle. New

generations of HDPCs powered by the AMD E-Series and C-Series APU are also expected to be available in the first half of 2011 by ODMs including JEHE, J&W, MSI, PCP, Tul and WeiBu.

HDPC systems powered by AMD Fusion APUs offer an incredibly vivid computing experience for home theater and small-form-factor PCs, made possible by an APU-based all-on-board (AOB) motherboard. A “plug-and-plug” AOB includes an AMD Fusion APU, heat sink/fan with video output capability enabling significant advantages in power and design simplicity in a variety of form factors. With its discrete-class GPU core, AMD APU technology supports the current graphics standards like DirectX® 11 and outputs like DVI and HDMI.
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IM torn between one of these and a android tablet. I just wish more computers would come out with the APU in it.

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I would say it depends on your usage plans.

Tablets are limited in their capabilities, and therefore are best for light duty tasks such as media delivery and internet use.

However AMD's APU is found in much more capable form factors. At present 10 inch netbooks, 11.6 ultra portables, and notebooks with 15 inch screens are available, and they all have real keyboards with all the normal connectivity associated with these full feature form factors.

In addition rumors of Fusion tablets based on the C class of APUs have turned up here and there so if you really want a tablet, you might want to wait a little longer.

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i'm liking! :) still waiting though for AMD to wooo me :) lol

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